Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: In the Oceania region, north of Cape York, Australia, the country of Papua New Guinea suffers under a hood of violence against women that still runs unabated, especially for those who live at the very bottom of society with little legal recourse or […]

Empowering women leaders to improve PNG’s food security

Empowering women leaders to improve PNG’s food security

Charles Darwin University – Thursday, 20 December 2012 (originally published 18 Dec) A new capacity development project will assist the women of Papua New Guinea working in agriculture to develop their leadership skills and education to improve their community’s food security. The collaborative project is supported through a $500,000 grant from AusAID through the Pacific […]

[Papua New Guinea] Migrant women praise [New Zealand] seminar

[Papua New Guinea] Migrant women praise [New Zealand] seminar

Penny Wardle – Stuff – Thursday, 14 June 2012 (originally published 11 Jun) A seminar aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of migrant women living in Marlborough was held in Blenheim yesterday. Marlborough Newcomers’ Network field co-ordinator Margaret Western said it was the first of two women’s health seminars. Food, health and budgeting were […]

MP Dame Carol Kidu makes big impact with Papua New Guinea progress

MP Dame Carol Kidu makes big impact with Papua New Guinea progress

Jo Chandler – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) PNG: “I Invite all Honourable Gentlemen to rise in their places,” booms Jeffrey Nape, the Speaker of PNG – Papua New Guinea’s National Parliament. Despite her apparent invisibility the sole woman in the chamber also rises dutifully. After almost 15 years in politics, the past 10 as the […]

Vote hailed as milestone for women in PNG

Vote hailed as milestone for women in PNG

Jo Chandler – Sydney Morning Herald – Monday, 28 November 2011 (originally published 24 Nov) WOMEN danced, wept and embraced outside the Papua New Guinea Parliament yesterday as years of campaigning culminated in a watershed vote to allow 22 reserved seats for women in the almost exclusively male chamber, where just one of 109 seats […]

Women Call the Shots on Mega Copper Mine

Women Call the Shots on Mega Copper Mine

Catherine Wilson – IPS – Wednesday, 19 October 2011 (originally published Oct 17) BUKA, Bougainville , Oct 17, 2011 (IPS) – Whether the world’s largest open-cut mine on this island territory of Papua New Guinea (PNG) will resume copper and gold production, after being mothballed for 22 years, will depend on how satisfied matrilineal landowners […]